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Childcare operator preparing for 'imminent' re-opening with social-distancing guidelines in place

 

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The operator of several childcare facilities across north Down has said a reopening is "imminent" and she hopes to be taking in children from next Monday.

Christine Beckett, who operates four Happy Days childcare centres, said that while it had been the most challenging time of her career, the opening of facilities was crucial to allow the economy to get back to work.

"This has been a very challenging time for absolutely everyone," she told BBC Radio Ulster.